The Saint Leo Honors Program serves our most academically talented students who desire to make the most of their undergraduate experience. In a challenging, yet supportive environment, Honors students develop the skills necessary to become leaders both inside and outside the classroom. With an emphasis on the most urgent questions of 21st-century global citizenship, Honors students learn how to think critically, how to dialogue with multiple perspectives, and how to communicate clearly and effectively.
We recognize that exceptional students want more from their education. The heart of Honors is our customized curriculum that fully replaces all general education requirements for graduation. In Honors, students will engage with the ideas that shape our world and apply this knowledge to everyday life. All Honors courses feature experiential learning experiences that enable students to put their learning into practice. These experiences reveal that education is not a selfish pursuit, but rather preparation for a life of service to others. All Honors students complete a Senior Honors Project in which they work 1:1 with a faculty mentor to make a meaningful intellectual contribution to the Saint Leo community.
To join Honors is to join an enthusiastic community of dedicated faculty and students. Our graduates are among the most distinguished alumni at the University, with placements in top medical schools, law schools, and graduate programs, as well as successful careers in a wide variety of fields, including business, education, and technology. In addition to our customized Honors curriculum, Honors students receive a number of exclusive benefits such as:
A special degree and diploma from the University that highlights Honors (B.A. Honors or B.S. Honors)
Honors students complete their general education in 6 fewer credits than non-Honors students. This makes it easier to complete a 3+1 program, add a double major or minor, or to take electives outside your major.
Upgraded housing in Alumni Hall for first-year students
Placement testing requirements for Math and English are waived.
Honors Experiential Learning Opportunities (Honors courses integrate learning experiences outside the classroom, such as organized trips, community service, or field work)
Exceptionally small class sizes (all Honors courses are 15 students or less)
Exclusive first and senior year 1:1 research experiences with faculty
The 3+3 accelerated law program is an intense yet rewarding and high-value opportunity for qualified and highly motivated students to earn two degrees in just six years - a bachelor's degree, followed by a Juris Doctor degree.